That is why I love creating custom orders. When a customer comes to me with an idea they've never seen before and asks me if I can create it for them, my answer is YES! It's fun taking on new challenges and creating work that I couldn't have dreamed up on my own.
Here's a breakdown of my most recent custom order:
I was contacted by a woman who wanted a very special gift for her father's birthday. She invisioned a portrait drawing of him with his hobbies and interests drawn around him. We talked through this idea and I presented her with four options and gave her price points for each one:
1.) 12"x16" color portrait with surrounding text of his favorite things
2.) 16"x20" color portrait with surrounding text of his favorite things
3.) 16"x20" color portrait with surrounding illustrations of his favorite things
4.) 20"x30" color portrait with surrounding illustrations of his favorite things
I made her a custom listing in my Etsy shop and after her purchase, I created a black and white sketch to show her the font choices and layout of the design.
This is the time where changes can be made before approving the sketch and beginning the production. She added that she also wanted there to be a "53" because that is the age her father will be on his birthday. So I made that small change and added in "53".
Once I was completed, I sent her a few photos of the finished piece for her to see to make sure she was satisfied with the results. She was! I carefully packaged the board and sent it via Usps with insurance included.
The custom order process is pretty simple. It may be scary to request an item that you've never even seen before! But I hope this breakdown shows you that by requesting a custom order, you are also part of the creative process and get to approve the progress along the way so it's exactly what you want it to be. You even get to see the final result before it's mailed to you so there are no unexpected surprises. My joy is in your satisfaction, so ultimately, that's what I care about most.
Another happy customer and another week spent doing what I love. My thanks goes out to all who make this possible!